5 Bible Verses About Hope for Hard Times

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Life is hard, and in troubling times, hope can feel impossible. Luckily, in those moments, the God of hope is near to us, ready to lift our heads and turn our eyes to the brighter future ahead. If you’re struggling, there’s hope to be found in God’s Word. Below, you’ll find five Bible verses about hope in hard times and learn how to apply them in any situation. A

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Interesting Facts About Honduras: The Land of Great Depths

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Honduras is a stunning Central American nation that borders Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Pack a bag and let’s travel (virtually) to Honduras — which translates to “great depths.” Here, you’ll discover facts about Honduras, a country that’s home to over 60,000 Compassion assisted children!

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Fun Facts About El Salvador: The Little Thumb of America

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El Salvador — known as the land of volcanoes as well as “the little thumb of America” — is the smallest but most densely populated country in Central America.

We’d love to share some more fun facts about El Salvador with you! As you dive into these facts, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions of this beautiful country where over 70,000 Compassion assisted children live.

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El Salvador Traditions Reveal a Unique, Vibrant Culture

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El Salvador’s traditions easily set it apart from any other country. Who else has a national holiday in honor of “pupusas”? And what other country celebrates Christmas with huge fireworks displays and specializes in green coffee beans?

Let’s explore the culture of El Salvador, the Central American country where 66,113 Compassion-assisted children live, by learning more about Salvadoran traditions.

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Sample Letters: 6 Sponsor Letter Examples to Inspire You

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For sponsors who know the importance of letters but aren’t good with words, all the encouragement to write can bring on the guilt. Feel guilty no more – here is a solution for you!

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The Shunammite Woman: A Faith-Inspiring Devotional

Shunammite woman: A woman wearing a green head scarf holds a smiling boy wearing a green shirt in her arms.

This devotion about Elisha and the Shunammite woman by one of our staff at Compassion Ghana will inspire you to muster up faith when faced with tragedy!

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Poverty in the Bible: The Definition of Poverty

How Does the Bible Define Poverty?

Many people and organizations view poverty in economic terms. But does this definition align with how Scripture describes the poor? How does the Bible define poverty?

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Facts About Bangladesh: A Country Rich in Culture

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Bangladesh is a country full of green hills, coursing rivers, delicious food and vibrant storytelling. Keep reading for more fun facts about the country and people of Bangladesh. You will learn some fun trivia and gain a deeper understanding of the amazing culture where over 37,000 Compassion-assisted children live.

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: A Hopeful Reminder

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We often associate the phrase “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” with death. That’s because the phrase comes from the burial rites in the Book of Common Prayer. This collection of prayer books is used mostly in the Anglican church for communion, marriages and other Christian rites — including burial services and cremations. But a closer look at what “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” means actually reveals a hopeful message about life.

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Waardenburg Syndrome: Shakul & His Striking Blue Eyes

An up-close photo of a Ugandan boy with blue eyes and a white stripe of skin down his forehead.

Shakul’s unique beauty seems to have struck a chord, so we wanted to share his incredible story with you.

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Why Are Names Important? A Biblical Perspective

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Names are important. They have power. They define us. They’re more than a bunch of letters grouped together to sound pleasant to the ear. Names are more than a convenience allowing us to talk to each other. Names are a gift from God. They contain His power. They define things. They define us.

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Living in El Salvador: What’s Life Like?

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Learn more about what it’s like to live in the smallest country in Central America!

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